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All Songs Considered

All Songs At 15: What Our First Webcast Got Right

For Throwback Thursday this week, we look back at the show Robin Hilton called a "near disaster" and Bob Boilen remembers as an all-time favorite.

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Newport Folk Festival

Conor Oberst, Live In Concert

The Bright Eyes singer has learned to channel his youthful intensity into real showmanship. Conor Oberst performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.

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Tiny Desk

Conor Oberst: Tiny Desk Concert

The Bright Eyes singer performs songs from Upside Down Mountain with help from members of Dawes, recorded live on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the NPR Music offices.

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Clockwise from upper left: Jenny Lewis, My Brightest Diamond, Elephant Stone, Shinedoe. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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It's natural for Leonard Cohen to think a lot about mortality near the end of his life, but Ron Sexsmith says Cohen has never sung about "frivolous things." Dominique Issermann hide caption

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Conor Oberst staged a 14-band benefit concert last summer on a street in his hometown of Omaha, Neb., to raise awareness about immigration laws. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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